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#1 PeggyR

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:10 PM

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET ANNOUNCES NEW COMPANY MEMBERS FOR 2010 REPERTORY SEASON

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Tuesday, May 12, 2009-San Francisco Ballet has announced the addition of two new dancers for the 2010 Repertory Season. Vitor Luiz joins the Company as a principal dancer. In addition, Rebecca Rhodes, an apprentice during the 2009 Repertory Season, joins the ranks of the corps de ballet. A complete and updated announcement and Company roster will be distributed at the start of the 2010 rehearsal period in July 2009.

New Apprentices
Helgi Tomasson has named six new apprentices for the 2010 season: Kimberly Braylock, Madison Keesler, Kristina Lind, Steven Morse, Myles Thatcher, and Sylvie Volosov. As apprentices, these dancers will take Company class and perform corps de ballet roles in the Company's diverse repertory. Notably, five of the newly appointed apprentices were members of the SF Ballet School Trainee Program.

Here's the link to the press release on the SFB website.

#2 PeggyR

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 06:01 PM

The following dancers have been removed from the SFB roster for 2010.

Principals:
Tina LeBlanc (retired)
Ivan Popov
Rachel Viselli

Soloist:
Mateo Klemmayer

Corps de Ballet:
Courtney Clarkson
Isaac Hernandez
Adeline Kaiser
Patricia Perez
Suzy Spaulding
Kendall Teague
Aubert Vanderlinden

Note that the two new dancers announced in the May 12 press release, principal Vitor Luiz and corps member Rebecca Rhodes, are not yet listed, nor have promotions (if any) been announced.

#3 ami1436

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 07:03 PM

anyone know where Kaiser or Hernandez are going?

#4 Helene

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 07:18 PM

I don't see anything published on the departures, apart from Leblanc's retirement. Isaac Hernandez really impressed me when I saw him this spring.

#5 StevenofLongBeach

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 06:48 PM

We were lucking enough to get one of the best young dancers I have seen in years, Isaac Hernandez, and now we've lost him for whatever reason. As a subscriber for several years I am very disappointed the the company let this talented young man get away. :D

#6 Natalia

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 12:33 PM

Too bad for SFco. I would not be surprised if Isaac Hernandez is headed to ABT, as are many competition winners. Also, wasn't Hernandez an ABT II performer for a while? ABT usually tries to hold onto such dancers.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 12:50 PM

Too bad for SFco. I would not be surprised if Isaac Hernandez is headed to ABT, are are many competition winners. Also, wasn't Hernandez an ABT II performer for a while? ABT usually tries to hold onto such dancers.

I was very surprised when he joined SFB and not ABT. He was with the ABT2 for a season or 2.

#8 Paul Parish

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:21 PM

I hope Suzy Spaulding lands on her feet. I loved her dancing -- the impulses themselves were right.

ANd I have to say, I'm going to miss Aubert van der Linden. A unique presence. He'll probably end up in burlesque, but has he got a gift.

They all did.... sigh.

#9 Helene

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 05:27 PM

[ADMIN BEANIE ON]

As a caution, while we know that SFB has acknowledged publicly that the company will be smaller next year, dancers have their own reasons for leaving companies and/or retiring, and if a dancer is removed from the roster, do not assume that he or she was part of a layoff unless there is official info to this effect.

[ADMIN BEANIE OFF]

#10 PeggyR

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:07 PM

The 2010 roster has been updated again: Vitor Luiz (principal) and Rebecca Rhodes (corps) are now listed along with -- Isaac Hernandez! Glad to see he's back, although the others will be missed.

Still no word on promotions. Is there a drop dead date for such announcements? Are they usually published the first day back or might we see something later on?

#11 Helene

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:56 PM

That is great news about Hernandez!

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:07 PM

It's great that Isaac Hernandez is back, but Sean Orza is now out. That's got to be tough on a young dancer. I will miss not having the Orza brothers team. This roster seems to be a work in progress, though, so maybe there is still hope.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:38 PM

In doing some Google searches on the dancers who are not on the roster, I found that Courtney Clarkson received her degree from St. Mary's College of California this year.

http://www.linkedin....rkson/4/891/b5a

#14 PeggyR

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:16 PM

Principal dancer Nicolas Blanc is off the roster. Although I've seen comments elsewhere that SFB has made this announcement, I can't find anything on the website.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:36 PM

It's great that Isaac Hernandez is back, but Sean Orza is now out. That's got to be tough on a young dancer. I will miss not having the Orza brothers team. This roster seems to be a work in progress, though, so maybe there is still hope.

Sean Orza is now back on the roster http://www.sfballet....any/dancers.asp :)
Still no word on any promotions :)


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